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8/7/2019 Illustrate a Fun Magnify Zoom Icon http://slidepdf.com/reader/full/illustrate-a-fun-magnify-zoom-icon 1/10 Illustrate a Fun Magnify Zoom Icon Kai Loon on Jun 20th 2008 with 44 comments Download Source Files Source files for this tutorial are available to Premium members. Get a Premium Membership submit  Not Premium? This tutorial is available on the Tuts+ Marketplace Learn More In this tutorial, we’ll create a unique Magnifying Glass shown enlarging a selection of text. We’ll work primarily with the pathfinder and basic shape tools to cut out our shapes for this illustration, though the pen tool will also be used. We color the elements along the way using various gradients. Final Image Preview Before we get started, let’s take a look at the image we’ll be creating. Below is the completed illustration to see what you’re working toward.

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    Illustrate a Fun Magnify Zoom Icon

    Kai Loon on Jun 20th 2008 with 44 comments

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    In this tutorial, well create a unique Magnifying Glass shown enlarging a selection oftext. Well work primarily with the pathfinder and basic shape tools to cut out our

    shapes for this illustration, though the pen tool will also be used. We color the elements

    along the way using various gradients.

    Final Image Preview

    Before we get started, lets take a look at the image well be creating. Below is the

    completed illustration to see what youre working toward.

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    Step 1

    Create new document, 800px by 600px will do. Type some text using a big font size. I

    am using Futura for this design. After that, apply create outline (Shift + Ctrl + O) to

    the text. Then apply a gradient color to the text, as shown below.

    Step 2

    Grab the pen tool and draw a shape, as shown below. Copy (CTRL + C) the outlined

    text and paste in front (CTRL + F) of it. Select both paths and choose intersect shape

    areas from the pathfinder tool.

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    Step 3

    Repeat step 2 to create a shadow using different color.

    Step 4

    Grab the Ellipse tool and draw a circle. Copy the circle and paste in front. Then hold

    ALT + Shift and resize it. Select both of the circles and subtract from shape area

    using pathfinder. Then Expand it.

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    Step 5

    Position the donut shape and apply the color and stroke setting, as shown below.

    Step 6

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    Grab the rounded rectangle tool and clickonce on the screen to bring up the dialogue

    box. Create a 150px width, 50px height, and 20px corner radius rectangle. Fill it

    with a gradient color shown below with a -111 angle. Also, apply a 1px stroke with

    the same color we used before.

    Step 7

    Now, we need to add some shading. We can do this using the same technique we used

    to create the orange top area for the text in step 2. For area 1, we use a white to black

    gradient with a 57 angle. For area 2, we use the same gradient with a 253 angle. For

    area 3, we use a black color.

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    Step 8

    Using the same technique, create something like a rubber or cloth band. Use a white

    color and a 0.5px stroke.

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    Step 9

    Now we draw the ribbons.

    Step 10

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    Create a rectangle using rectangle tool as our background. Apply a radial gradient to

    it. Then draw a shadow using the ellipse tool.

    Step 11

    We are almost there. Add a white circle below all layers, but above the text layer. Setthe opacity to 10%. Create a shinning area using the pathfinder. Fill it with a white

    color, and set the opacity to 5%.

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    Conclusion

    Finally, add some shadow for the text layer because it is under the donut shape. Well,thats all about it.

    This tutorial only required some drawing skills. In this tutorial, we often repeated theprocess where we need to copy and paste a path in front of another path. This allows us

    to easily make an intersection, often done via pathfinder tools. I Hope you enjoy the

    tutorial and leave some comments. Cheers!

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